Full Time AmeriCorps Vista Position for the Coharie

Coharie Native Healthy Lifestyles Resource Specialist

The present population of the Coharie Indian Tribe is located in southeastern North Carolina in Harnett and Sampson Counties. To serve its members, the Coharie Intra Tribal Council hosts several programs and initiatives to support the health and wellness, community development, and cultural vitality of their tribe. Particularly relevant initiatives that will benefit from AmeriCorps VISTA support include: the Coharie Community Gardens (these are vast gardens, totaling approximately six acres and supported by an average of 40 volunteers); Talking Circles to address the prevalent health issues in American Indian communities, which focus on community connectedness and mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional health and wellbeing for American Indians; weekly Senior Days focusing on the health and well-being of Coharie seniors in both Harnett and Sampson Counties; and the Great Coharie River Initiative, which is restoring several miles of culturally significant river land and allowing tribal members to return to the river for cultural and health connections. The Coharie Native Healthy Lifestyles Resources Coordinator VISTA position will primarily support fundraising and more efficient coordination of volunteers and services. Several of the initiatives mentioned above are relatively new and/or expanding rapidly. This has led to opportunities to leverage additional resources, yet the lack of dedicated staff for fundraising and limited evaluation activities has restricted fundraising. A VISTA member would focus on fundraising and evaluation activities which would leverage additional resources and capitalize on the momentum programming has created. In addition, the VISTA member would evaluate volunteer support for existing programming and develop and implement volunteer coordination activities to more efficiently and effectively deliver programming.

 

Member Duties : The “Coharie Native Lifestyles Resource Development Specialist” will focus on fundraising and volunteer recruitment and management. The VISTA member will be charged with the development and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising strategy, and the position will include grant writing and evaluation activities. In addition, the VISTA member will lead efforts to develop and implement a volunteer recruitment and management strategy. As part of this work, the VISTA member will help recruit and communicate with volunteers, coordinate volunteer workdays, and track volunteer activities and outcomes of programming. Both VISTA member goals around fundraising and volunteer management will be critical in sustaining and helping expand tribal health and wellness activities, leveraging needed resources, and increasing and tracking outcomes and impact.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance .
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours .
Service Areas :
Tribal ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development .
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications .

 

The direct link  to apply is:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=80404&fromSearch=true

Also, here is a nice link that describes the benefits of AmeriCorps VISTA service:

https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service